Calligraphic Paintings on Canvas — Randall Hasson

Randall Hasson
5 days
Intermediate to Advanced
$30 materials fee

Instructor Bio
Randall M. Hasson is known for his large scale paintings that inspire conversation and layered journals which include imagery as well as calligraphy. His techniques allow both symbolism, philosophy through text, and spirit to play vital roles in his work. From 2000 to 2013, he owned and operated The Randall M. Hasson Gallery in San Diego, CA and Santa Fe, NM. Randall has taught and/or been a featured lecturer at 15 International Lettering Arts Conferences, Artisan Santa Fe’s Art Expo, the Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts Conference, and as a speaker and signature artist with the C.S. Lewis Foundation with engagements in Oxford, England; San Diego, CA; and Houston, TX. He is a Golden Art Educator and is the co-editor of the Speedball Textbook (Centennial Edition). His next book, Ross F. George and the Golden Age of American Lettering, is due to be published March of 2017.

Class Description
The goal of this class is to experiment on canvas with a variety of media, including acrylic paints, mediums and inks, to achieve coloration and textural effects. The “framework” of composition will also be addressed. We will discuss the reasons behind design decisions, color choices, and textural effects and how they relate to the text(s) or subject matter. In this class, you will create a calligraphic painting or paintings about a subject; artwork can include abstract or realistic images. A number of illustration techniques will be encouraged, but not required, including rendering, painting, and photo transfer.

Supply List
• Brushes
• Paint palette (8 x 10 piece of glass works well)
• Automatic type pen, size 4, 5, or 6
• Ruling pen
• Water container
• Ruler
• Triangle for layout (a 3-4 foot straight edge or T-square will be helpful)
• White or neutral watercolors or Aquarelle pencils for layout

Note: the materials fee includes canvas, acrylic mediums, gesso, basic paint, basic colors of inks, a basic brush, and other supplies.